A state law signed June 24 by Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo went into effect at 12:01 on Sunday, allowing hundreds of couples statewide to tie the knot.
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Marcos A. Chaljub, left, and Freddy L. Sambrano exchange vows at the Manhattan City Clerk's office on the first day New York State's Marriage Equality Act goes into effect on Sunday, July 24, 2011. UPI/Michael Appleton/Pool
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